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Apple finally unveils 3 new iPhones: iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus & iPhone X

Apple has finally launched 3 new smartphones, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus & iPhone X, at a major event in California. iPhone 8 as well as iPhone 8 Plus are upgrades to Apple’s current iPhone 7 as well as 7 Plus, updating some of the key features found on Apple’s current products.

If you are planning to upgrade to the new iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus, here is everything you need to know.


The iPhone 8 as well as 8 Plus share a lot in common with the iPhone 7 as well as 7 Plus.

The display size, camera lenses as well as native resolution are all identical to the iPhone 7 as well as iPhone 7 Plus. Apple is also offering fewer storage as well as color choices this time around.

The most notable improvements are the addition of wireless charging as well as a sturdier (albeit heaver) glass back. Android handsets have had this for a long while, but unfortunately Apple has been very slow to play catchup. Videophiles would be glad by the addition of 4K 60p recording as well as 1080p 240p slow-mo. There is also a new Portrait Lighting mode that uses machine learning to light your face.

Have a look at the chief specifications:


iPhone 8 Availability

The iPhone 8 as well as iPhone 8 Plus will be shipped on Friday, September 22. People can pre-order these 2 devices from 6:01PM AEDT on September 15 through the Apple Store online.

iPhone 8 Pricing

The outright cost of the iPhone 8 as well as 8 Plus will depend on how much storage you want.The prices are slightly better as compared to the original iPhone 7’s RRP. However, Apple has cut out one of the storage options this time. (There are a choice between 64GB & 256GB for both models.)

Here is how the pricing breaks down:

iPhone 8:

iPhone 8, 64GB $1079

iPhone 8 Plus, 256GB $1329

iPhone 8 Plus:

iPhone 8, 64GB: $1229

iPhone 8 Plus, 256GB $1479

iPhone X

The iPhone X is set apart from the other releases due to its 5.8-inch OLED screen, complete with Super Retina Display for brilliant colours, & Face ID scanning technology. Its TrueDepth camera projects 30,000 invisible infrared dots onto your face to map it. Only after the phone is sure that it is you, it will unlock as well as let you use Apple Pay without lifting a finger.

Have a look at its other features:

  • 8-inch OLED display
  • 2,436×1,135-pixel resolution (called as Super Retina display)
  • Dual 12-megapixel rear cameras (with optical image stabilisation), Front-facing 7-megapixel camera
  • Face ID in order to unlock the phone (you need to hold your phone up to your face)
  • No home button
  • Glass body, water & dust-resistant
  • A11 Bionic processor
  • Supports wireless Qi charging
  • 64GB & 256GB options in silver or space grey

Australian Pricing and Availability

64GB iPhone X: AU$1,579

256GB iPhone X: AU$1,829

Pre-orders will start on October 27 & the device will go on sale on November 3.
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